Ramón Carrero Martínez
Venezuelan violist Ramón Carrero Martínez began his music studies in Caracas when he was eight years old with El Sistema, the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra Foundation founded by José Antonio Abreu in 1975. He has played with orchestras such as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra (Guest Collaborator) and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela as Principal Violist for its appearances at such prestigious festivals as Beethoven Fest (Bonn) and the Salzburg Festival. He also has performed in legendary venues including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus , and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. Carrero Martínez has worked with many eminent conductors: Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Benjamin Zander, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, among others.
As a founding member of the Teresa Carreño String Quartet, He studied with professors from Cuarteto Latinoamericano for several years. In 2014, His quartet won First Prize in a chamber music competition in Caracas and also played in the String Quartet Festival in Esterházy Palace (Austria). Currently, Ramón Carrero Martínez is an undergraduate at Manhattan School of Music, where he has been chosen to represent the school in four public masterclasses; As a quartet violist he has twice won the Ruth Widder Quartet Competition and also he has won the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition.
Since Fall 2017 He is a violin\viola faculty in UpBeat NYC. In chamber music he has participated in Music@Menlo 2017 as an International Program Artist, In 2016 he participate in the Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival (Belgium) and also in 2016 he was a Young Faculty in the Chamber Music Institute Summer Festival (San Antonio, Texas). He is a full scholarship student of Daniel Avshalomov, Violist of the American String Quartet.